Davidson, Williams among top players on Advocate’s All-Area team

   Bay City Blackcat junior quarterback Dylan Davidson was chosen Offensive Player of the Year  while Tidehaven Tiger senior Jeffrey Williams was selected as first team offense running back in the recently released 2017 Victoria Advocate All-Area Football Team.
   Cuero junior Jordan Whittington was the choice as Most Valuable Player.
   The Advocate’s other top choices include: Defensive Player of the Year, Armonie Brown, of Refugio; Lineman of the Year, Silas Robinson, Yoakum; and  All-Around Player of the Year, Jordan Moore, of Yoakum.2017 Victoria Advocate All-Area Football Team
   Other Matagorda County players selected for the newspaper’s All-Area team were:   
Second Team Offense
   Wide Receiver: Jaden Collins, Bay City
   Running Back: De’Mitri Monroe, Van Vleck
Second Team Defense
   Linebacker: Kamron Green, Tidehaven
   Secondary: Jacob Galvan, Tidehaven


Blackcats stand 12-7 on season after Sealy victory; Bay City begins district play Friday

   The Bay City Blackcats moved to 12-7 on the season after a 63-52 victory over Sealy last Friday, Jan. 5.
   Sophomore forward Marquis Edwards had a game-high 21 points.
   That tally was followed by sophomore forward R.J. Mitchell with 14 and sophomore guard Marcus Edwards with 12, including a pair of 3-pointers.
   Bay City lead 27-20 at half and extended the final-score margin to 11 points.
   The Blackcats’ next game was against Gonzales Tuesday, Jan. 9 - the score was too late for Sentinel press time.
   Bay City begins district play against Sweeny there Friday night, Jan. 12.


A freezing start to the new year

Sentinel photo/Mike Reddell
With Tuesday’s temperatures in the mid-30s, bundled-up workers with Cuero-based Weaver & Jacobs Constructors make progress on the new construction and renovations at Bay City High School that are part of the BCISD’s $124 million bond issue. The work at BCHS calls for a new baseball field and renovations to the softball field. The guaranteed maximum price of $3,064,642 also includes air-conditioned bathrooms, new batting cages, drainage improvements, elevated seating and a new entrance that unifies both fields.


Blackcats 3-1 in Bay City Holiday Classic

Blackcat.junior forward Dylan Davidson (00) overpowers two Bulldog defenders in last week’s Holiday Classic.
Photo by: Simon DeSoto

    Bay City finished the Bay City Holiday Classic going 3-1 and winning consolation last Friday and  Saturday, Dec. 29-30.  
   Bay City’s only loss was to Chavez who ended up winning the tournament. 
   Bay City improves to 11-6 on the year.  
   The classic’s top 3 were:
1st place – Houston Chavez
2nd place – Needville
3rd place – Caney Creek
   Blackcat games and scores in the classic include:
Friday, Dec. 29
Bay City 59 - Boling 38
Bay City 68 - Houston Chavez 74
Saturday, Dec. 30
Bay City 57 - East Bernard 49
 Bay City 63 - Calhoun 56
   Bay City travels to Royal, Wednesday, Jan. 3, and then to Sealy on Friday, Jan. 5


BCHS dance captain in NYC Macy parade

Calysta Longoria

   Bay City High School Aristocats Dance Team Captain Calysta Longoria spent the Thanksgiving Break performing in the 91st Annual Macy’s Day Parade in New York City.   
   Longoria was invited to perform in the parade after being selected during the 2017 Officer Summer Camp held in McAllen.  
   Longoria performed with the Spirit of America Productions, which brought girls from across the United States to dance in front of millions of people in the longest-running parade on Thanksgiving Day.  
   While in New York City, Longoria got to take in Broadway shows, the NBC Today show, 911 Museum, Times Square, and the Rockettes Spectacular.  
   “I enjoy performing and being a member of the BCHS Aristocats,” said Longoria.   
   “I attribute my dance skills to former director Veronica Dibbern and current director Mayson Hornsby.”


Several Leopards selected to District 14-3A-1 All District teams

   Van Vleck Leopards appeared often on the 2017 District 14-3A-1 All District teams.
   Among the district’s superlatives, District MVP was Yoakum senior Jordan Moore.
   Leopard junior Daniel Bree was on the superlatives list for returner.
   Leopards on the All District teams by positions include:
Quarterbacks 1st team
Senior Zey’Vaunk Easton 
Runningbacks 1st team
Junior Demetri Monroe 
Receivers 1st team
Senior Malik Mitchell
Receivers 2nd team
Senior Khorean Perry
Sophomore Brandon Burnett 
Offensive Line 1st team
Junior Tristen Wells
Offensive line 2nd team
Sophomore Derek Buckalew
Junior Dalton Ashcraft
Linebackers 1st team
Sophomore Derek Buckalew
Linebackers 2nd team
Senior Easton Brown 
Junior Demetri Monroe
Defensive Line 1st team
Junior Tristan Wells
Junior Dalton Ashcraft


Tidehaven’s Williams District MVP, Carter newcomer of year

Sentinel file photo/MaLinda Reddell
Tidehaven senior Jeffrey Williams Jr. (3) scores in an area playoff game against Skidmore-Tynan Nov. 24. Williams had 2,095 yards rushing this season and was selected as Most Valuable Player in District 14-3A-2.

   Tidehaven senior running back Jeffrey Williams was chosen as District 14-3A-2 Most Valuable Player, while junior wide receiver James Carter was the pick for Newcomer of the Year.
   In addition to two players on the district’s Superlatives list, the Tigers also placed six players on the First Team All District offense selections and five players on the All District First Team defensive team.
   Tigers who were First Team Offense All-District were: quarterback, senior Bryce Galvan; tight end, senior Darian Kemp; wide receiver, sophomore Alex Hernandez; center, senior Jacob Galvez; offensive line, junior Garrett Korff and senior Chris Rodriguez.

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Area basketball roundup

  Bay City Blackcats moved to 8-5 on the season with a 65-44 victory over Bloomington Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 19.
   Bay City’s next games will be in the Blackcat Holiday Classic here Dec. 29-30.
   Earlier Tuesday, the Bay City JV team defeated Bloomington 43-31.
   The Blackcats started the week with a 50-30 win over Wallis-Brazos Monday, Dec. 18. 
   Kevaughn Gaskin had a game-high 15 points against Brazos, followed by Marquis Edwards chipping in 13 points and Marcus Edwards, 11 point. 
   Bay City jumped to a 24-12 halftime lead and was up 37 to 20 after three quarters. 
   The Blackcats played Bloomington Tuesday, Dec. 19. 
   In other BCHS games with Brazos, the JV defeated Brazos 41-26, while the freshmen won 39-12.
In action last week, the Blackcats won another lopsided game, this time against Rice Consolidated, 51-31 on Friday, Dec. 15. 


STP donates to Matagorda ISD

A group of local Matagorda citizens, STP, First Prosperity, and Poco Playa adopted staff members this school year. Pictured is PE Instructor, Carson Treybig with Christina Henson as she brings basketballs, footballs, and a variety of other items for Matagorda School. This donation came from Women in Nuclear Power at STP.
Contributed photo


Meet the Bay City Blackcats All Academic All District selections

Contributed photo
ll-district Blackcats, from left, are: Anthony Perry, La'Darrion Florez, Adam Smith, Taveon Roberson, Carlos Lara, Khambrel Franklin, Will Grumbles, Dylan Davidson, Jaden Collins, Steven Solis, Chris Janise (not pictured: Zachary Battle, Fidel Rodriguez).


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